Skin Deep I have sensitive skin. A friend in Los Angeles told me Dermalogica is popular these days, but I can't find it in the usual places (Watson's, department stores, Sasa). Is this brand good? Is it sold here? Running For Cover, Sai Kung The Dictator rules: Blindly following trends in fashion has always been dangerous (think leggings on big thighs), but messing with your skin is even more perilous. You might not learn that lesson with Dermalogica, however, because it is good for you. It was one of the first skincare products to exclude ingredients that form a residue like mineral oil, and allergenic lanolin (essentially sheep fat). Its products are regulated by the International Dermal Institute and are made without artificial colours, irritating artificial fragrances and alcohol. It even uses contamina-tion-free packaging, meaning tubes instead of jars. Dermalogica items are available at Leonard Drake Skin Care Centre (Shop GA, Silvercord Centre, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2735-6368; and Shop 03, 35/F, Soundwill Plaza, 38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 3156-1181), whose therapists receive regular training from the International Dermal Institute. Or visit the Beauty Wave Skin Care Centre in room 201, Eu Bank Plaza, 9 Chiu Lung Street, Central, tel: 2526-1155. Where possible, take away a sample and test it overnight. Oliver's twist Is there anywhere here selling Duffer-brand merchandise? I like the sweaters. Chilling Out, Tin Hau The Dictator: Let me guess: you saw television chef Jamie Oliver wearing one and now you just have to have one too. The only places to find The Duffer of St George brand are Lane Crawford, Pacific Place (tel: 2118-3668) and Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui (tel: 2118-3428). To look as 'wicked' as the Naked Chef himself you'll need to be almost as wealthy. The sweaters, mostly in merino wool, cost from $1,400. Sportswear includes T-shirts ($500 to $1,000), chinos (about $1,300), track jackets and windbreakers ($2,500 to $3,500), bags ($1,100 to $2,400), shirts ($1,300 to $1,400), and ties ($800). The brand arrived on the scene in 1987, long before Oliver's first TV fry-up. Known for its creative twist on quintessentially British menswear, Duffer is also responsible for some fine tailoring. This season, the look has an added European flavour as well as some funky Fifties prints. Jackets cost about $3,800, trousers $1,700, and suits come in single- and double-breasted styles ($5,800 to $6,800). Ringing the changes Could you suggest where I might find a non-standard wedding ring? Aisle Be There, Chai Wan The Dictator: I advocate creativity and individuality, but there are some classics you just don't mess with. A gold band should be a gold band. Add a few diamonds, choose a different colour gold, that's fine. Replace the gold with a daisy chain and you'll regret it. That seems to be the fad of the famous these days. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt went to, and then sued, Damiani (Lane Crawford, 70 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118-3388) for their vexed platinum and hidden diamond Unity rings ($10,000 to $13,000). We know Madonna and Guy Ritchie went to rock 'n' roll designer-to-the-stars Stephen Webster. He won't reveal every detail of those rings, but you can pick up a sense of his style at www.stephenwebster.com . Webster is represented in Hong Kong by Debby Amias (tel: 2877-8261; e-mail: email@example.com ). Another British-based celebrity jeweller, Tom McEwan, is also represented here. Contact Laura Clarke to learn more about McEwan's swirling designs and impressive stones (tel: 9674-7995; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ). For an informed and discreet bespoke service you might try Etcetera (tel: 3106-0610), or find local designers through Saturn Essentials (G/F, 36 Pottinger Street, Central, tel: 2537-9335). Whatever you choose, find your own style and plan in advance. Like any relationship, creating beautiful jewellery takes time.